We have been lucky to stay at both the W Reserva Conchal and the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica! Each resort has its pros and cons. In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Reserva Conchal to Hyatt’s Andaz Papagayo to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.
In this post, we compare Marriott’s W Punta de Mita to Hyatt’s Andaz Mayakoba to assess which one is a better use of points based on our experience and what each resort offers.
Even before COVID-19 arrived, we always appreciated space and privacy away from crowds, which is why we spent countless hours seeking out the best places to stay for the destinations we visited. Now, as we reflect on past travel and think about future travels, we have compiled a list of places that already offered socialContinue reading “Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations”
It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and pointsContinue reading “We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap”
Recently, Hyatt announced changes to the World of Hyatt program with regards to points + cash redemptions starting November 1, 2018. If you are unfamiliar with points + cash, it was a great way to redeem points while paying for a hotel to preserve the amount of points you have and reduce your out ofContinue reading “World of Hyatt Cash and Points Devaluation Starting November 1, 2018”
When we talk about airline and hotel points, we often think back to our first around the world trip in 2010 when we traveled for 3 months through 10 countries and pretty much stayed at hotels 4* and above the entire time with top-tier elite status in a major hotel rewards program which meant roomContinue reading “Tips to Maximize Hotel and Airline Points for Travel”
Last Updated: July 2, 2019 If you can handle the heat, you may want to consider a weekend getaway to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in the summer. Because it gets so hot, it’s actually considered low-season which means you can find some really amazing flight and hotel deals to enjoy warm weather in luxury. We’ve addedContinue reading “Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Phoenix”
We will share some tips and considerations about how to increase your chances to get upgraded to a suite at a hotel. Please note this post is very Hyatt centric as this is where we have spent the most of our stays in the last 3 years and have had the best luck in gettingContinue reading “5 Tips to Get Upgraded to a Suite”
We took advantage of a seat sale to book mini-mileage run to Nashville Tennessee in February 2018. In this post, we’ll talk about what we did in the 24 hours we had in the city and give you some tips to plan your trip. What’s Nashville Like? Nashville is a must-do pilgrimage for country musicContinue reading “24 Hours in Nashville: Our Highlights and Tips”
As we needed one more stay to complete the Hyatt Passport (stay at 5 different brands and earn 1 free night), we took advantage of the “Music for Your Ears” rate at the newly opened Holston House, a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in Nashville to plan a weekend getaway. Initially, we had booked a cashContinue reading “Review: Holston House in Nashville”